Is 1647 mhz a good overclock for my i& 2600k?

Hi,

I just installed my new ASUS Maximus IV Gene-z Gen3 with the i7 2600k, corsair H70 cooling and 16 GB of Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B with one EVGA 560 Ti

I am new to overclocking but have read and research a lot about it. I used the ASUS software to do an "extreme overclock".

I am getting the following readings, which I admit, I really don't understand at this point:

Basically the CPU is 1647.6 MHz (103 X16) on all cores; the GPU is 8500 GHz.

I just want to know how to calculate this to see what my CPU is actually running at...3.2, 3.3...4.0, 4.2..+++ ???

I am unclear about how to interpret these numbers. These are number when my rig is running at idle.

Thanks a ton to anyone/everyone who can chime in here and help me out a bit.

Thanks!

Paul N
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  1. 1647.6 MHz is your CPU's speed at idle. To see how much you've overclocked it, run a stress-testing program like Prime95 and see what speed it shows while stress testing.
  2. pckitty4427 said:
    1647.6 MHz is your CPU's speed at idle. To see how much you've overclocked it, run a stress-testing program like Prime95 and see what speed it shows while stress testing.


    Hi ockitty4427,

    Thanks so much for your quxk reply. Okay, I will do that, but also, 1647 traslates to what in Ghz? Would that be 1.647 X4? Or, how is that determined? ..So I can know what it's running at in terms of GHz?

    Thanks very much! I really appreciate your help!

    Hope to hear back from you ASAP.

    Regards,

    Paul N
  3. If you divide MHz by 1000 you'll have GHz so 1647.6 MHz = 1.6476 GHz. :)
  4. Okay, 1.64 GHz times (X) 3 ? or 4? (I know I sound stupid, but really, I am not a numbers guy. I understand that there are 4 cores?..? You're not saying that my processor is currently running at 1.64 GHz I hOPE..LOL...

    :(

    Thanks!
  5. Actually your processor is running at only 1.64 GHz - which is normal.

    When it's under load, it will speed up to 4.5 GHz or something like that.
  6. Ahhh, okay. I see. Hey thanks a lot pckitty4427.

    I'll run that Prime 95 and see what that shows.

    Take care. The best to you!

    Paul N :D
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